Townley Haas Reclaims 200 Free Record in 1:29.50

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 200 free final at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships was much anticipated after Indiana’s Blake Pieroni cracked the 1:30 barrier in the 800 free relay. Pieroni and Texas’ defending champion Townley Haas lined up to go head-to-head again in the individual 200 free. But tonight, Haas reclaimed the record, winning the title in 1:29.50. That took nearly a full second off his best time.

Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 20.64
  • 2nd 50 Split- 22.48
  • 3rd 50 Split- 23.06
  • 4th 50 Split- 23.32
  • Final Time- 1:29.50

Pieroni wound up 2nd tonight in 1:30.23. Auburn’s Zach Apple followed with a 1:31.18 for 3rd. That was a best time by a second for apple, making him the 5th fastest performer of all time.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: MEN’S 200 FREE

Place Swimmer Time
1 Townley Haas 1:29.50
2 Blake Pieroni 1:29.63
3 Dylan Carter 1:30.95
4 Dean Farris 1:31.12
5 Zach Apple 1:31.18
6 Simon Burnett 1:31.20
7 Andrew Seliskar 1:31.28
8 Ricky Berens 1:31.31
9 Andreas Vazaios 1:31.32
10 Ryan Held 1:31.37

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 200 FREE

Place Swimmer Time
1 Townley Haas 1:29.50
2 Blake Pieroni 1:29.63
3 Blake Pieroni 1:30.23
4 Townley Haas 1:30.41
5 Townley Haas 1:30.46
6 Townley Haas 1:30.65
7 Blake Pieroni 1:30.87
8 Dylan Carter 1:30.95
9 Dean Farris 1:31.12
10 Blake Pieroni 1:31.14

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Siphiwe Baleka

The best thing that can happen at this meet is for Townley Haas and Caleb Dressel swim a 200 free time trial after the meet. Somebody start a petition and get it to the meet director now.

Siphiwe Baleka

And then have Dressel do a 100 breast time trial with Finnerty

mcmflyguy

stop it… you only get one wish not 2.

Daniel Jablonski

Pieroni held the record for a whole 2 days ??

SinkorSwim

Haas owns Pepperoni

DFS

Pizza Haas

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